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Demeter and Persephone in Ancient Corinth

Author : Nancy Bookidis
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When the Roman tourist Pausanias visited Corinth around A.D. 160, he saw many shrines and buildings high up to the south of the city, on the slopes of Acrocorinth. This booklet describes excavations at one of these, the Sanctuary of Demeter and Persephone (Kore). The details of religious rites revealed are of particular interest since the cult of the two goddesses, also celebrated at Eleusis, is one of the most mysterious in antiquity, and no literary testimony exists to explain what may have happened behind the high walls. Terracotta dolls, ritual meals of pork, and miniature models of food-filled platters hint at a vigorous religious tradition associated with human and agricultural fertility.

Ancient Corinth

Author : Guy D.R. Sanders
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This is the first official guidebook to the site of ancient Corinth published by the ASCSA in over 50 years, and it comes fully updated with the most current information, color photos, maps, and plans. It is an indispensable resource for the casual tourist or professional archaeologist new to the site. The guide begins with a history of Corinth and its excavations and then presents two tours. The first takes visitors through the archaeological site from the Temple of Apollo to the Forum, the Fountain of Peirene, and more. The second tour covers the ancient monuments outside the fenced area of the site, including the Odeion, the Theater, and the Asklepieion, and then the various remains of ancient Corinth located within and outside the ancient Greek walls, including the Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore and the Lechaion Basilica. Short bibliographic notes for many entries lead the reader to fuller descriptions of monuments, objects, and concepts; a glossary is also provided. Interspersed in the text are topographical notes and focus boxes on special topics such as geology, Pausanias, St. Paul, and prehistoric Corinth and the Corinthia.

Rhetorical Interaction in 1 Corinthians 8 and 10

Author : Yeo
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An interdisciplinary study of 1 Corinthians 8 and 10 in terms of rhetorical and sociological approaches gives fascinating insight into Paul's rhetoric and theology. Also, the preliminary attempt to use “rhetorical hermeneutic” in cross-cultural reading of the biblical text is innovative and provocative.

The Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore

Author : Ronald S. Stroud
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Excavations conducted by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens in the Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore on Acrocorinth, 1961-1975, produced more than 170 inscribed objects of stone, bronze, and bone, as well as lead weights, mosaics, dipinti and graffiti on pottery, clay pinakes, and magical lead tablets. All of the inscriptions in this volume are transcribed, and the author relates them to an overall interpretation of the activities, secular and religious, attested in this shrine during its long period of use from the 7th century B.C. until the end of the 4th century A.D. Where possible, the author also draws out their implications for and contribution to the history of ancient Corinth, the worship of the goddesses Demeter and Kore, and the practice of magic, especially in the Roman period. This is the final publication of all the inscribed objects from the sanctuary, excluding stamped amphora handles and loomweights, which will be included in a later fascicle.

Corinth in Late Antiquity

Author : Amelia R. Brown
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Late antique Corinth was on the frontline of the radical political, economic and religious transformations that swept across the Mediterranean world from the second to sixth centuries CE. A strategic merchant city, it became a hugely important metropolis in Roman Greece and, later, a key focal point for early Christianity. In late antiquity, Corinthians recognised new Christian authorities; adopted novel rites of civic celebration and decoration; and destroyed, rebuilt and added to the city's ancient landscape and monuments. Drawing on evidence from ancient literary sources, extensive archaeological excavations and historical records, Amelia Brown here surveys this period of urban transformation, from the old Agora and temples to new churches and fortifications. Influenced by the methodological advances of urban studies, Brown demonstrates the many ways Corinthians responded to internal and external pressures by building, demolishing and repurposing urban public space, thus transforming Corinthian society, civic identity and urban infrastructure. In a departure from isolated textual and archaeological studies, she connects this process to broader changes in metropolitan life, contributing to the present understanding of urban experience in the late antique Mediterranean.

The Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore

Author : Gloria S. Merker
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About 24,000 figurines and fragments have been found on Acrocorinth, and this study greatly increases our understanding of the way in which this artform developed over the centuries.

Conflict and Community in Corinth

Author : Ben Witherington
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This unprecedented commentary applies an exegetical method informed by both sociological insight and rhetorical analysis to the study of 1 and 2 Corinthians. In addition to using traditional exegetical and historical methods, this unique study also analyzes the two letters of Paul in terms of Greco-Roman rhetoric and ancient social conditions and customs to shed fresh light on the context and content of Paul's message. Includes 21 black-and-white photos and illustrations.

After Paul Left Corinth

Author : Bruce W. Winter
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Winter (divinity, U. of Cambridge) is not concerned about where Paul went from there, but about what happened in Corinth after he was gone. He gathers all the extant material he can find from literary, nonliterary, and archaeological sources on what life was like in the first-century Roman colony, focusing particularly the important role culture played in the life of the Christians. c. Book News Inc.

Corinth the Centenary 1896 1996

Author : Charles K. Williams
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These twenty-six papers are taken from a symposium held in Athens in 1996 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the American School of Classical Studies excavations at Corinth.

Corinth in Context

Author : Steve Friesen
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In this book, archaeologists, classicists, and specialists in Christian origins examine the social and religious life of ancient Corinth. The interdisciplinary contributions present new materials and findings on the themes of Greek and Roman identities, social stratification, and local religion.